Anton “Tony” Roggemann, Sr. died May 13, 2022 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, May 20th at Strike Life Tributes in Cambridge. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. The service will be live streamed and a link will be posted here closer to service day.
Anton Charles Roggemann was born January 31, 1934 in Plymouth, Minnesota to Anton and Anna (Gustafson) Roggemann. He graduated from Minneapolis Vocational High School in 1953. Tony then served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He was stationed in Germany and was a Communication Specialist, Sharp Shooter and Driver. On July 1, 1961 Tony married Carol Hartig in North Minneapolis. They raised their four children in Scandia where they lived for 50 years. Tony worked as an Electrical Specialist at Honeywell for 38 years. He also farmed and was especially proud of his beef cattle. They made their home in Cambridge for the last 10 years. Tony was a faithful Christian and was very involved in the churches he attended over the years, including being a Deacon at Chisago Lakes Baptist Church and Calvary Baptist Church in Cambridge. He was also very involved in prison ministry. His hobbies also included fishing, restoring Oliver tractors, and splitting firewood; he loved to work hard.
Tony is survived by his children, Dan Roggemann, Mike (Leanne) Roggemann, Anton Jr. (Lisa) Roggemann, and Liz (Richard) Brown; grandchildren, Cassie (Morgan), Lisa (Chad), John (Rachel), Kevin (Melissa), Jared, Matthew (Keira), Nikki (Jacob), and Nathan (Kayla); 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Shirley Bjorgan, Evelyn Johnson, and Myron Roggemann; and by many other relatives and friends. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Carol; a granddaughter, Alanna; sister, Harriet Virkus; and brother-in-laws, Phil Virkus and Jim Bjorgan.